University Honors College - The Honorable mention

Blackstone Launchpad IDEAS Competition-Deadline to apply is October 1st

Posted by Tim on October 11, 2021 in Academics, Competitions, Event

UB’s Blackstone LaunchPad has been granted $4,000 to award to students as part of the LaunchPad Ideas Competition.

The competition is completely virtual, hosted now through October 21st, where students apply to compete in one of 4 tracks:

  • Social and Climate Impact: sustainability, education, human rights, poverty alleviation, racial and social justice, etc.
  • Health & Life Sciences: biotech, health & medical science, healthcare
  • Consumer Products & Services
  • General

The winners from each of the 4 tracks will received $1,000 and invitation to represent UB in the network round where they have an opportunity to compete for $10,000 in the various tracks.

I’m reaching out to invite your team to support this initiative by:

  • Leveraging your listserves, newsletters, and social media to amplify this opportunity for students; and
  • Make available any opportunities to engage with students through pop-up events, tabling, and/or passive digital/static signage.

This is a great opportunity to provide our students an avenue to impact change. Bonus – if UB recruits the greatest number of ideas submitted, we’ll win $10,000 for our campus and most importantly bragging rights.

We’re competing with schools in the following bracket:

  • University of Central Florida
  • Texas A&M University
  • New York University UT Austin
  • College of Southern Nevada
  • UT Arlington
  • UC Berkeley
  • Temple University
  • UC Davis
  • UC San Diego
  • UC Irvine
  • University at Buffalo
  • UT San Antonio
  • UT Dallas

Thanks much for your consideration and I welcome your ideas to partner with UB’s LaunchPad in hosting this program. Please contact me to coordinate efforts.

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